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Auring to bring rainshowers, thunderstorms over 3 areas

The trough of tropical storm Auring is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and the Davao Region, PAGASA said Thursday.

In its 24-hour forecast, the state weather agency warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate with, at times, heavy rains.

At 3 p.m. on Thursday, the center of Auring was estimated at 635 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It is moving northwestward at 10 kph.

Auring intensified into a tropical storm on Thursday morning. PAGASA is set to issue a severe weather bulletin on Auring at 11 p.m.

In its 5 p.m. video update, PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas said Auring was expected to intensify into a severe tropical storm within 48 hours.

A tropical cyclone wind signal may be raised in several areas in Visayas and Mindanao starting Friday.

?The tropical storm may also make landfall over Caraga on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon is expected to bring cloudy skies with rains over the Cagayan Valley, Aurora, Quezon, and the Bicol Region.

The weather agency said flash floods and landslides are also possible.

It may also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and the rest of Visayas. PAGASA said it has no significant impact on the affected areas.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms are also expected to prevail over the rest of Mindanao due to localized thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms may cause flash floods or landslides, according to PAGASA.

Meanwhile, the synoptic station at the Science Garden, Diliman, Quezon City recorded a minimum temperature of 22.7°C at 6:50 a.m. and a maximum temperature of 30.8°C at 1:40 p.m.—AOL/NB, GMA News